Exercise Mardle - 24 April 2013 - Wymondham
On the 24th April 2013 the USAR team attended a Multi Agency Exercise at Wymondham in Norfolk. This was organised by the Ambulance Trust and run under the banner of the Norfolk Resilience Forum. The scenario was a simulated rail crash (train vs van) with multiple casualties in multiple carriages and locations.
Attending emergency services were; Fire & Rescue Service (4 Fire Crews, USAR), Police, Ambulance (Major Incident Units, Ambulances HART and Air Ambulance), RAF Seaking and a Surgical Response Team who were flown in by the RAF.
A highly challenging scene faced the first attending personnel – a local college had arranged for students to act as casualties along with Amputees in Action. All the casualties had been made up with highly realistic wounds and injuries.
The exercise was designed to test the response from all the emergency services and to identify any gaps within the individual agency procedures for a Multi-Agency Incident.